Museum of New Zealand
Te Papa Tongarewa
Plan your visit
Whakaritea tō toronga
Ngā kaupapa motuhake
He haerenga ārahi
Venues | Tākina Events
Discover the collections
Tūhuratia ngā kohinga
Read, watch, play
Kōrero, mātaki, purei
Kids and families
Mā te whānau
Mā te pouako
For museums and galleries
Mō ngā muhiama me ngā whare toi
Guides to caring for objects
Tiaki Kohinga, Tiaki Taonga
Mō Te Papa
What we do
Ā mātou mahi
Ngā kohinga taonga
Ko ō mātou whare
Ngā whakaaturanga poi haere
Ngā whakaaturanga o mua
Te Papa Press
Press and media
Media sales and licensing
Te hohoko papāho me te manatā
Support & Join
Tautokotia, kuhu mai
Friends of Te Papa: Our membership programme
Ngā Hoa o Te Papa: Te hōtaka mema
Donate to Te Papa
Koha ki Te Papa
Open every day 10am-6pm
(except Christmas Day)
Free entry for everyone
Charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and activities
Providing help to museums, galleries, and iwi.
We give practical and strategic help to:
museum staff and volunteers
gallery staff and volunteers
We work collaboratively with people all around New Zealand to strengthen the museum sector.
Our mission is to work throughout Aotearoa New Zealand in partnership with museums, galleries, and iwi offering a range of practical and strategic programmes aimed at strengthening the sector.
Our National Services Te Paerangi (NSTP) team includes a core staff of seven experienced and committed people. We’re based both at Te Papa and around the country.
Victoria has worked in the museum sector for over 20 years. She has extensive experience and networks, particularly within museum education.
Victoria’s work with NSTP focuses on:
developing improvement tools for the museum sector
developing collaborative programmes that improve museological skills across the museum sector
workplace assessment for the New Zealand Certificate of Museum Practice.
Contact Victoria Esson
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Paora descends from Ngāti Porou, Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa and Te Whānau-a-Apanui. He has spent the last four years working as the Iwi Development Adviser, providing face-to-face support to and increasing communication and understanding between iwi and museums around New Zealand. His mahi also included facilitating workshops, engaging with hapū and working in the community to develop collection care practices of taonga.
Paora’s work with NSTP focuses on:
developing and delivering strategic programmes about the care and management of taonga, including Te Papa Treaty Settlement cultural redress for iwi
strengthening relationships between iwi and museums
Contact Paora Tibble
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Born and raised in Whanganui, Ahi had the privilege of schooling in Kohanga, Kura Kaupapa Māori, and Wharekura which grounded her firmly in te ao Māori, though her role as a cultural trailblazer was something she has only recently come to know and appreciate. Throughout her life, she unwittingly become a pioneer as she continued to integrate mātauranga Māori and tikanga Māori in a Pākeha world. At Te Herenga Waka, she successfully completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mātauranga Māori and Te Reo, followed by a postgraduate diploma in Te Ara Pourewa Heritage and Museum Studies.
Subsequently, she has worked at Pātaka as a Gallery Assistant and has also worked at Te Oranganui, a Māori health organisation, as a He Puna Ora Kaitūruki providing support and facilitating wānanga to new mothers and their whānau. Ahi’s iwi are Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngā Rauru and Ngāi Tahu.
Ahi's work focuses on:
developing and delivering programmes about the care and management of taonga
providing face-to-face support to and increasing communication and understanding between iwi and museums around New Zealand
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Judith has many years’ experience in all aspects of museum practice, from collections and exhibitions to governance and management. She has a Master’s degree in Museum Studies.
Judith’s work with NSTP focuses on:
giving face-to-face support to museums around the South Island
providing ongoing support and training, and collaborating with various heritage groups
Contact Judith Taylor
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 029 601 0410
Sally has been working in museums for more than 10 years. She is passionate about the arts and heritage sector, especially the preservation of taonga. Sally has a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Photography and a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies.
Sally’s work with NSTP focuses on:
providing face-to-face support to museums across the North Island
Contact Sally August
Email: email@example.comPhone: 029 601 0370
Jamie (Ngāi Tahu) is a member of the NZ Repatriation Research Network and has been a Kāhui Kaitiaki representative on the Museums Aotearoa Board. She has a Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Applied Science and is currently completing her PhD at Otago University. Jamie has previously held collection management and curatorial roles at Otago Museum.
Her work includes:
producing ethical guidelines for galleries and museums holding kōiwi tangata Māori and Moriori
providing assistance, funding advice and guidance to iwi in the repatriation of their tūpuna
conducting workshops to enable and empower museums as well as iwi and other communities in the repatriation of kōiwi tangata.
Contact Jamie Metzger
Email: Jamie.Metzger@tepapa.govt.nzPhone: 021 650 183
Ask her about:
funding for iwi, hapū and whānau involved in repatriation
provenance research on kōiwi tangata and toi moko
professional development and resources for kaimahi
Built with a passion for working with Māori communities and equipped with a background in libraries and education, Jacqueline brings all number of skills and qualities to the role as Kaiwhakaratonga Rāngai | Sector Services Officer. In one of her most recent roles, as a Librarian at Kawerau District Library (2015 - 2021) she worked closely with the Museum on public programme events and organised two national story tour events, one of which was delivered entirely in te reo Māori. Jacqueline is of Māori (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Hikairo), Samoan, Scottish and Irish descent.
organising online and in-person workshops
processing grants and funding applications
co-ordinating the Expert Knowledge Exchange programme
Contact Jacqueline Godfrey
Mandy has a background in digital content development having worked across the cultural heritage and NGO sector over the past decade. Having worked at Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Puke Ariki and the Dowse, Mandy has a firm understanding of the wider cultural sector and the challenges faced by institutions both small and large.
Mandy’s work with NSTP focuses on:
leading the refresh of the NZ Museums site
creating a suite of digital resources
Contact Mandy Herrick
Location: CoromandelPart time
Emma has a background in providing communications support for non-profit, charity and cultural sectors both in NZ and the UK. She is particularly interested in championing good practice and innovative solutions in the museum and gallery sector.
Emma’s work with NSTP focuses on:
managing content and communications for the NSTP team
museum resource development.
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